Our Support for EFCC Remains Unshakable – NIS
The Enugu State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, has said that its commitment to the partnership with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in the fight against corruption remains unwavering and unshaken.
The NIS gave the assurance through the Enugu State Comptroller of Immigration, S.I. Chinda, while receiving a delegation from the EFCC Enugu Zonal Office, led by the Zonal Head, Usman Imam, on December 11, 2018. “We have no option than to work in synergy with the EFCC, because we have come a long way and there is no going back than to forge ahead”, he said.
He said that the NIS was aware of the Federal Government’s stance on corruption and the “enormous” mandate it placed on the EFCC to champion the fight against corruption which makes it virtually necessary for all stakeholders to support the Commission.
He said: “The cooperation we give you will never be reduced, but rather increased because the Comptroller General has always insisted that we must sustain the fight against corruption.
“As far as Enugu State Command is concerned we will give you 100 per cent support, work in tandem with you and whatever assistance we can render in the discharge of your duty, call on us and we will be there”.
Earlier, the EFCC zonal Head expressed his appreciation for the warm reception accorded him and his entourage saying he came to familiarise himself with the Command and seek for closer collaboration.
He said: “We are here because we recognize that the Nigeria Immigration Service has been a critical stakeholder in the fight against economic and financial crimes.
“Indeed the relationship in terms of assistance rendered to the Commission has been wonderful.”
Speaking further, Imam stated that having recognised the level of relationship existing between the two organisations especially on the assistance rendered to EFCC in arrest of suspects, the need to come personally was imperative.
“That is why I find it necessary to meet with you, and ask that we sustain the already existing relationship and cooperation between the two organisations,” he added.
Among the EFCC delegation was the Head of Legal and Prosecution Unit, Mahmud Bello and Head, Public Affairs, Chris Oluka.
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